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  • 52 references 35 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, German; learning Finnish
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • researcher
  • certified psychologist
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About Me


Exploring New Zealand with my van (find footage here: finnedichselbst.wordpress.com)

Note: This is NOT Tinder and I’m not interested in one-night stands.


What friends say about me: friendly, warm-hearted, sociable, joyful, loud-laughing, reliable, trustworthy, authentic, smart, musical, thoughtful, curious, sensitive, caring

What I like: foreign languages, good food, France, "handmade" music, concerts, films, cosy places, tea, cake, flowers, cats, nature, jewelry, yoga, meditation, swimming, singing, knitting, do handicrafts, modesty


Things that you keep for your own are lost. Things you share are forever yours.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


offering my matress to kind people
maybe surfing your couch one day


Almost all people I met via CS were open-minded, curious and went for a song anytime. Their company made me feel home at foreign places - can it be any better?


natural: furry critters, canoeing, kayaking, swimming
cultural: concerts, films, museums, traveling
musical: singing, local bands, vocal ensembles, sound installations
professional: ecological, music psychology, neuroaesthetics, art history, neuroscience, evolution
preferred cuisines: Italian, French, Indian, German
fine arts: paintings, sculptures, photos, bodypainting

  • cats
  • arts
  • culture
  • humanities
  • singing
  • concerts
  • animal welfare
  • environment
  • dining
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • flowers
  • movies
  • board games
  • traveling
  • knitting
  • music
  • guitar
  • canoeing
  • swimming
  • ecology
  • languages
  • neuroscience
  • psychology
  • gothic
  • craft

Music, Movies, and Books

music: classic, rock, folk, gothic, medieval, singer/songwriter, worldmusic, ska, raggae, alternative, punk...

movie genres: (romantic) comedies, animation, fairy tales, dramas, nature documentaries

Specific movies: As it is in Heaven, Amélie, Emotifs anonymes, Ensemble c'est tout, Intouchables, La môme, Small World, The diving bell and the butterfly, The Lifes of Others

books: Le petit prince/The little prince, The Alchimist, Herr Lehmann, Die Känguru-Trilogie, cookery books

authors: Daniel Glattauer, Marc-Uwe Kling, Frieda Lamberti

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Swimming with Dolphins
Steering a husky sleigh
Holding a little lamb
Music of Finnish natives (Samish people)
Steep coasts in Ireland, Denmark & Germany
Rodin museum, Picasso museum & Centre Pompidou in Paris
French food market

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach cooking (German, French, Italian...) and a bit of German, if you're interested.
I'd like to learn more about other ways of life, what luck means and why people life where they do.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Finland, France, Germany

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